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All Xbox Consoles in Order and Specs

All Xbox Consoles in Order and Specs

In November 2001, the gaming community saw the birth of Microsoft’s Xbox.

Since then, multiple iterations of this iconic gaming console have made their way to our living rooms.

While some are slimmer versions of existing models, others are robust improvements over their predecessors.

This article breaks down every generation of Xbox and their specs without the slim editions.

Xbox Console Release Dates

ConsoleRelease DateLaunch Price
XboxNov 2001$299
Xbox 360Nov 2005$299 (Core) / $399 (Premium)
Xbox OneNov 2013$499
Xbox One XNov 2017$499
Xbox Series SNov 2020$299
Xbox Series XNov 2020$499

The Xbox console release cycles have varied over the years.

The longest gap between consoles was between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One – 8 years!

However, the Xbox One X was the equivalent of the PS4 Pro to the PS4, meaning this was still the same generation of console as the Xbox One.

Whether we get a mid-generation improved Xbox Series console remains to be seen.

We can expect the next generation of Xbox to release in 2026 or 2027.

Original Xbox Specs

Original Xbox Console with controller
CPU733 MHz Pentium III
GPU233 MHz NVIDIA NV2A
Memory64 MB DDR SDRAM
ResolutionUp to 1080i
Dimensions320 × 100 × 260 mm
  • Units Sold: 24 million
  • Best Selling Game: “Halo 2”

The original Xbox marked Microsoft’s bold entry into the gaming console market, competing directly with PlayStation and Nintendo.

It introduced features that were ahead of its time and the beloved franchise, Halo.

Its sales would pail in comparison to its competitor, the PS2, but it would gain crucial footing in the console market that would pay massive dividends for its successor, the Xbox 360.

Xbox 360 Specs

Original Xbox 360 Console with controller
CPU3.2 GHz Tri-core Xenon
GPU500 MHz ATI Xenos
Memory512 MB GDDR3 RAM
ResolutionUp to 1080p
Dimensions270 × 75 × 260 mm
  • Units Sold: 84 million
  • Best Selling Game: “Kinect Adventures!”

With the Xbox 360, Microsoft expanded its gaming ecosystem and introduced a redesigned user interface.

Backward compatibility, Xbox Live, and Kinect were some of its standout features, cementing its place in gaming history.

Two versions of the Xbox 360 were released at launch: the Core and the Premium version.

The biggest differences between them were the Core didn’t have a detachable hard drive and came with a composite cable and wired controller.

Conversely, the Premium version was released with a 20 GB hard drive, a video cable capable of full HD resolutions, and a wireless controller.

Xbox One Specs

Black Xbox One Console with controller
CPU1.75 GHz AMD 8-core APU
GPU853 MHz AMD GCN architecture
Memory8 GB DDR3
ResolutionUp to 4K for media, 1080p for gaming
Dimensions333 × 78 × 274 mm
  • Units Sold: Over 50 million
  • Best Selling Game: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”

The Xbox One took a more integrated approach, emphasizing not only gaming but also multimedia.

While it had a rocky start due to its initial online requirements, it redeemed itself with a strong games lineup and backward compatibility.

Those requirements were the need to have a continual Internet connection to the Kinect motion-tracking device.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft quickly backtracked on this following the backlash it received.

Xbox One X Specs

Xbox One X Console with controller
CPU2.3 GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU
GPU1.172 GHz AMD GCN 4th generation
Memory12 GB GDDR5
ResolutionNative 4K HDR
Dimensions300 × 60 × 240 mm

Dubbed “the world’s most powerful console” at launch, the Xbox One X focused on delivering 4K gaming.

With a smaller footprint and significant hardware upgrades, it aimed to cater to the premium gaming audience.

Xbox Series S Specs

Xbox Series S Console with controller
CPU3.6 GHz AMD 8-core Zen 2
GPU4 TFLOPS RDNA 2 architecture
Memory10 GB GDDR6
ResolutionUp to 1440p with 4K upscaling
Dimensions275 × 63.5 × 151 mm

The Xbox Series S is a budget-friendly next-gen option with a digital-only approach.

Though it has lesser raw power compared to its bigger sibling, it aimed to provide a next-gen experience for a larger audience.

The relatively low cost of the Xbox Series S took some of the community by surprise, albeit a welcome one.

Xbox Series X Specs

Xbox Series X Console with controller
CPU3.8 GHz AMD 8-core Zen 2
GPU12 TFLOPS RDNA 2 architecture
Memory16 GB GDDR6
ResolutionNative 4K, up to 8K
Dimensions151 × 151 × 301 mm
  • Units Sold: Over 21 million
  • Best Selling Game: Halo Infinite

Positioned as the flagship console of the latest Xbox generation, the Xbox Series X boasts sheer power and speed.

Backward compatibility across all Xbox generations and the introduction of the Quick Resume feature demonstrate its emphasis on both the past and future of gaming.

Generally speaking, the XSX has been capable of greater performance than the PS5 in terms of getting the most resolution and FPS out of games.